PLAYER PROFILE

Jesse Lingard

Birthdate:15 Dec 1992
Birthplace:Warrington
Position:Midfielder
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Joined United:01 Jul 2009
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Warrington-born Jesse Lingard has progressed through the ranks with United after being treated patiently by the coaches.

The forward has become one of the top English players at Reserves and Under-21 level and has enjoyed two seasons of success both personally and collectively. Proving he can handle the step up from Academy football after lifting the FA Youth Cup, the wiry attacker can play on the flanks or in his preferred central role, just behind the striker.

A clever and assured finisher, he is capable of mixing the spectacular finish with clinical, well-placed shots, he causes problems for defenders with his direct running.

A hard worker who always tracks back for the team, he made an impression during the 2012 DHL tour and was on the bench for the Carling Cup ties against Newcastle and Chelsea. Later in the year, he joined Leicester on loan to obtain some first-team experience but returned to United in time to help Warren Joyce's side win more silverware.

Often asked to provide some creative flair with his dribbling skills, he was leading scorer on the 2013 tour and his performances prompted legendary

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